847-854-1600 | 9242 Trinity Dr

AUTONET TV

AUTONET TV, Lake in the Hills, IL

Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea

Posted February 9, 2020 9:53 AM

At Hitch Automotive we get a lot of Lake in the Hills drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas around IL, so it's important to know that the vehicle is up to the task and won't leave you stranded.

Smart Lake in the Hills drivers plan ahead for a major road trip – and there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Lake in the Hills to see if you can feel any vibrations: Are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Hitch Automotive for a peace-of-mind trip inspection.

9242 Trinity Dr
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
(813) 498-8170
http://www.hitchautomotive.com

The next thing is a full service oil change to make sure all of your fluids are topped off and you have fresh oil for the trip. And if your car has over 75,000 miles/120,000 km, you may consider putting in the high-mileage formulation to clean harmful sludge deposits in the engine. 

How about your transmission and brakes? Have you had your transmission and brakes inspected in the last six months?

How are your wiper blades? There's nothing like not being able to get rid of the bug juice on a long road trip away from Lake in the Hills.

Check your owner's manual for any other recommended services, and have Hitch Automotive in Lake in the Hills do the multi-point inspection before you head out on your trip.

Consider also having the coolant system serviced at Hitch Automotive – you want to stay within the vehicle manufacture’s recommendations. If you're towing a trailer around IL you'll want to be keep in mind that you'll be going a long way under severe conditions.

A lot of Lake in the Hills drivers overlook severe conditions like towing, IL summer heat or driving on dirt roads. Plan ahead for your next road trip – Hitch Automotive wants you to get there and back.



Search



Archive

July 2018 (19)
August 2018 (4)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)

Categories

Air Conditioning (3)Alignment (3)Auto Safety (3)Automotive News (1)Battery (3)Brake Service (1)Brakes (2)Cabin Air Filter (1)Check Engine Light (1)Cooling System (4)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (1)Did You Know (1)Drive Train (3)Engine Air Filter (1)Exhaust (1)Fluids (2)Following Recommended Intervals (2)Fuel Economy (4)Fuel Filter (1)Fuel Pump (1)Fuel System (13)Headlamps (1)Inspection (1)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (1)Maintenance (20)Oil Change (1)Parts (4)Serpentine Belt (1)Service Intervals (3)Service Standards (5)Shocks & Struts (2)Steering (3)Suspension (1)Timing Belt (1)Tires and Wheels (11)Warranty (1)What Customers Should Know (3)Windshield Wipers (2)